Error number 0x800703E3

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by JP66441, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. JP66441

    JP66441 Guest

    I am running XP Home SP1 and on route to upgrade to SP2, but at the Windows
    Update website I am confronted with, "Error number [0x800703E3]."
    What does it mean, and how can I fix this error so that I may update Windows.
    JP66441, Jun 14, 2007
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    Engel Guest

    Hi JP66441,


    0x800703e3 -2147023901 Error_Operation_Aborted The I/O operation has been
    aborted because of either a thread exit or an application request

    Clean out your temporary internet files and cookies

    Also please confirm your system clock and Time Zone also the Date set properly

    There is a third-party fix which has had good results for a number of folks
    Dial-a- Fix

    Scroll down about 2/3 of the way to Download Dial-a-fix

    Dial-a-fix is essentially a scripted run through of the standard Microsoft
    fixes, this has been a useful tool.

    Run this program with all the functions activated in safe mode. --it may
    look as if the scan has frozen. DAF is actually doing lots of shoveling and
    shuffling, so don't interrupt it.

    Also you can look here,SUNA:2007-17,SUNA:en&q=0x800703e3&btnG=Search&meta=

    I hope this post is helpful.
    Let us know how it works ºut.
    Engel, Jun 14, 2007
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  3. JP66441

    JP66441 Guest

    I am glad to see that I was able to restore the update service using the 2nd
    link you provided,

    Currently I'm installing SP2 through Updates, however it seems to hang at.
    "Running processes before install". for several hours. The install read me
    stated that it would take on average about 2 hours at the most.

    Is there further troubleshooting I should look into for installing SP2?
    JP66441, Jun 15, 2007
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    Engel Guest

    Good morning JP66441,

    I am glad I could help and thank you for updating the thread.

    There are lots of possiblities:

    1) servers have a significant load on them and not all the updates got out
    in one bunch. The updates are sometimes prioritized, so, say, the malicious
    software removal tool might come in separately from more critical patches.

    2) you might have a repeating or stuck patch--check the WindowsUpdate
    history to see if this is happening.

    3)some patches seem to need to be installed on their own without others at
    the same time.

    4) Windows XP Service Pack 2
    Problem Solver

    Have a good weekend

    Engel, Jun 15, 2007
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